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Georgia's Improving Teacher Quality State Grants Program supports the professional development of educators in language arts and reading, mathematics, science and/or social studies.

The goal of the Improving Teacher Quality Program is to deepen educators' content knowledge in the core academic content areas with an emphasis on how enhanced content knowledge impacts teaching practices and student learning. Specifically, Improving Teacher Quality assists educators in:

  • Becoming current in the content they teach
  • Using innovative instructional strategies to teach their subject areas
  • Developing the background necessary to incorporate technology in the courses they teach

Our Partnerships

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Contact Details

372 Aderhold Hall 110 Carlton Street Athens, Georgia 30602

T: 706-542-4043 E: cthompso@uga.edu

Director: Kathy F. Thompson

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Request for proposals

Georgia's Improving Teacher Quality Higher Education Program is managed by the University of Georgia for the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia. Funding to support the program comes to the Board of Regents from the United States Department of Education as part of the No Child Left Behind Act signed by President George W. Bush and later identified as Title II, Part A, of Public Law 107-110. Georgia's Improving Teacher Quality Higher Education Program funds are used to enhance the teaching of science, mathematics, language arts, reading, and social studies at the elementary, middle, and high school levels in public and private schools.

Examples of Reporting

Workshop Schedule

  1. Project schedule form template

Project Director Reporting

All Project Director Reports will be collected via Qualtrics. The ITQ Office will send the survey links to Project Directors through email. Project Directors are responsible for:

  1. Project director - initial report template
    Providing project director with the link to the first survey during the initial workshop or course.
  2. Project director - final report template
    Providing project director with the link to the follow-up survey at the end of the project.

Participant Surveys

All participant surveys will be collected via Qualtrics. The ITQ Office will send the survey links to participants through email. Participants are responsible for:

  1. Initial experience survey template
    Participants will be provided initial survey.
  2. Attendee follow-up survey template
    Participants will be provided follow-up survey.

Initial Survey Evaluation Reports

  1. Survey sample - UGA Biotech Boot Camp
  2. Survey sample - Georgia Southern University
  3. Survey sample - Columbia State University
  4. Survey sample - Georgia Intern-Fellowships for Teachers
  5. Annotated survey sample

Recent news for Teacher Quality

Tech-savvy training can improve state-mandated test scores

19 August 2015

Primarily funded by the Improving Teacher Quality State Grants Program, this workshop is the third in a series of five workshops Georgia State University faculty members Shelby Frost and Joseph Feinberg are working to bring to campus.

K-12 teachers get hands-on study of Georgia's barrier islands

12 August 2015

Faculty from Armstrong State University and educators from Stone Mountain Memorial Association recently led a group of K-12 teachers on a hands-on study of the geology, ecology, and history of Georgia's barrier islands.

GRU professors use DVDs, video games to improve students' vocabulary

16 February 2013

For two Georgia Regents University professors, video games and movies have become a way to help students improve their reading skills.

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Program Staff

Portrait of Sonia Janis

Sonia Janis

Assistant Director

Resources

Annual Directors' Meeting